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Mir. B. Aryanezhad, M.j. Tarokh, M.n. Mokhtarian, F. Zaheri,
Volume 22, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2011)

  Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem is one of the famous different kinds of decision making problems. In more cases in real situations, determining the exact values for MCDM problems is difficult or impossible. So, the values of alternatives with respect to the criteria or / and the values of criteria weights, are considered as fuzzy values (fuzzy numbers). In such conditions, the conventional crisp approaches for solving MCDM problems tend to be less effective for dealing with the imprecise or vagueness nature of the linguistic assessments. In this situation, the fuzzy MCDM methods are applied for solving MCDM problems. In this paper, we propose a fuzzy TOPSIS (for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) method based on left and right scores for fuzzy MCDM problems. To show the applicability of the proposed method, two numerical examples are presented. As a result, our proposed method is precise, easy use and practical for solving MCDM problem with fuzzy data. Moreover, the proposed method considers the decision makers (DMs) preference in the decision making process. It seems that the proposed fuzzy TOPSIS method is flexible and easy to use and has a low computational volume .

Ali Zaheri, Mahdi Rojhani, Sandra F. Rowe,
Volume 33, Issue 1 (IJIEPR 2022)

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a widely used model of project management based on prior experience. This standard does not distinguish between small and large projects, but small projects, with their limited schedules and budgets, face challenges using the extensive structure proposed by this standard. It has been suggested that the standard can be adapted to each project within its specifications; however, the tailoring procedures are complex, time-consuming, and at times impossible to apply to small projects. The present study examined whether or not the PMBOK is an appropriate model for small projects. To address this issue, a questionnaire was prepared and sent to 134 professional project managers. Analysis of the data confirmed that the assumption that PMBOK is a challenge to small projects was not contradicted. Most participants agreed that the procedure should be tailored to prioritize the standard tools and guiding techniques, in addition to the knowledge areas, for small projects.

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